Nokia has sent out invites for a press meet scheduled for the first day of Mobile World Congress and tech grapevine is abuzz that the company is likely to use this event to showcase its first tablet. The manufacturer was absent from Consumer Electronics Show in 2012, but may make its move against rival Apple in the tablet segment at the biggest mobile device expo.
The Finnish manufacturer is, as expected, mum on the devices it will unveil at the event. It is rumoured to be working on a tablet that will operate on Windows RT and have a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Previously, Taiwan-based tech website Digitimes reported, Nokia is in talks with Microsoft, Qualcomm and Compal Electronics to manufacture this tablet. Another report said this device will have two batteries – one standard and other in keyboard cover. The upcoming Nokia device is also rumoured to have HDMI as well as USB ports and support cellular data connectivity.
Apart from this tablet, a smartphone with ‘true’ PureView camera technology is also expected to be showcased at the event. Earlier, The Verge reported that the company is working on a new Windows Phone-powered smartphone – codenamed EOS – that will have true PureView technology. This phone is rumoured to have aluminium body and launch this year.
The company’s flagship phone, Lumia 920, also features this imaging technology in its camera, but has an 8.7MP sensor. This sensor is small compared to the 41MP unit used in Nokia 808 PureView, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012.